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An app for connecting Android devices to TVs and more

Techstination feature for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

   An app for connecting Android devices to TVs and more.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Qualcomm’s Atheros is looking to do even more with an app it calls Skifta.   What it does today is allow Android tablet and phone users to connect their content to computers,  TVs and other home entertainment devices that are what’s called DLNA compliant.   And what’s new, says marketing director Gary Brotman, will be the ability to use older equipment…

“One of the things we’re introducing today is a way for a consumer electronics company  or networking device company to create an audio adapter for example that you could plug into your old stereo that doesn’t have IP connectivity or isn’t connected to the Internet at all, but you can take this new device, this audio adapter, and plug it into your old stereo to make that stereo receive content over DLNA.”

Making the free Android app even more useful.  You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Mobile Devices